Civilizations BONUS EPISODE: The case against the statues

Our kangaroo court finds every statue guilty.

Dave and I go over a very long list of the statues that have been torn down or come down over the past month, the historical figures behind them, and the case for tearing down each statue. From Columbus to Colston, from Jefferson to Roosevelt and many in between, we answer the question – why might people want to tear these statues down?

THE LIST:
Columbus
Edward Colston
Robert Milligan
Thomas Picton
Robert Clayton
Theodore Roosevelt
William Jefferson
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses Grant
Winston Churchill
Thomas Guy
John Cass
Edward Codrington
Cecil Rhodes
Leopold II
John Fane Charles Hamilton
Raphel Semmes
Sam Davis
John Castleman
Richard Dowling
Jefferson Davis
Henry Lawson Wyatt
John C. Calhoun
Stonewall Jackson
Williams Carter Wickham
Juan de Oniate
Junipero Serra
Diego de Vargas
Edward W. Carmack
Thomas Jefferson
Frank Rizzo
One Riot, One Ranger
Avery Brundage
Jerry Richardson
Philip Schuyler
Caesar Rodney
Josephus Daniels
John Sutter
William Clark

The Haitian and French Revolutions pt5: aftermath

The aftermath of the revolutions and Napoleon

Dessalines became Emperor of Haiti in 1804, marking the end of the Haitian Revolution. Napoleon’s crowning as Emperor was the end of the French one. We talk about Napoleon’s wars, compare Napoleon’s exile and imprisonment to Toussaint’s, and talk about the momentous consequences of these revolutions.

AEP 56: The India China Border Clash of June 2020, with Carl Zha

The India-China Border Clash of June 2020, with Carl Zha

I talk to the incomparable Carl Zha of the Silk & Steel podcast about the border clashes between India and China in the Galwan Valley. We talked about the many changes in Indian politics with the rise of fascism over the past decade. In the second hour, we go into details of the McMahon line drawn by the British imperialists in 1914 and the 1962 war.

AEP 55: The Meng Wanzhou case part 3 with George Koo

Part 3 of our series on the Meng Wanzhou case

We’ve covered the legal treachery of the Meng Wanzhou case (part 1) and the history of Canadian racism (part 2). 

Now in part 3, a deep dive into 5G technology, Huawei, its founder and Meng’s father Ren Zhengfei, the semiconductor industry, and US sabotage of its rivals, with writer and analyst George Koo. 

This episode is so detailed you might be able to make microchips after listening.

Civilizations Series Episode 11d: Haiti wins Independence, Napoleon becomes Emperor. French and Haitian Revolutions pt4.

The Haitian and French Revolutions pt4

It took Dessalines to complete the job of winning Haitian Independence, after Napoleon had Toussaint captured and imprisoned to die in France. Napoleon went on to make himself Emperor of France and start what seemed like an interminable series of wars. This takes us to the end of both revolutions.

Civilizations Series Episode 11c: Haitian and French Revolutions pt3

The rise of Napoleon and the rise of Toussaint

This phase of the French and Haitian Revolutions was dominated by two very dominating figures: Toussaint L’Ouverture and Napoleon Bonaparte. We talk about their rise and how they surpassed their rivals and would end up facing one another.

Civilizations Series Episode 11b: Haitian and French Revolutions pt2

Haitian and French Revolutions pt2

The Haitian Revolution started with a well-planned conspiracy led by a slave named Boukman in 1791. The French Revolutionaries scrambled to figure out how to preserve the crown jewel of their colonies while accommodating their newfound principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity. In France, the revolution went from monarchy to Republic to the best-known symbol (sadly) of the revolution, the guillotine. Part 2 of our series on the Haitian and French Revolutions takes us from 1791-1794.

Civilizations Series Episode 11a: French and Haitian Revolutions pt1

French and Haitian Revolutions pt1

Chinese diplomat Zhou Enlai may or may not have said 200 years later that it’s too early to tell what the consequences of the French Revolution are, but we are dedicating five full episodes to it and doing it right, which means treating the French and Haitian revolutions together. In part 1 we go from the Storming of the Bastille to the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen and on, getting as far as 1792.